fiddler crab


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fiddler crab

n.
Any of various burrowing crabs of the genus Uca of coastal areas, the male of which has one greatly enlarged claw.

fiddler crab

n
(Animals) any of various burrowing crabs of the genus Uca of American coastal regions, the males of which have one of their anterior pincer-like claws very much enlarged
[C19: referring to the rapid fiddling movement of the enlarged anterior claw of the males, used to attract females]

fid′dler crab`


n.
any small burrowing crab of the genus Uca, characterized by one greatly enlarged claw in the male.
[1700–10, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fiddler crab - burrowing crab of American coastal regions having one claw much enlarged in the malefiddler crab - burrowing crab of American coastal regions having one claw much enlarged in the male
crab - decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers
genus Uca, Uca - fiddler crabs
Translations
سرطان صَغير
krab bojovný
vinkekrabbe
intõrák
veifukrabbi
krab bojovný
iri kıskaçlı yengeç

fiddler crab

nWinkerkrabbe f

fiddle

(ˈfidl) noun
1. a violin. She played the fiddle.
2. a dishonest business arrangement. He's working a fiddle over his taxes.
verb
1. to play a violin. He fiddled while they danced.
2. (with with) to make restless, aimless movements. Stop fiddling with your pencil!
3. to manage (money, accounts etc) dishonestly. She has been fiddling the accounts for years.
ˈfiddler noun
fiddler crab
a small crab, the male of which has an enlarged claw.
on the fiddle
dishonest. He's always on the fiddle.
References in periodicals archive ?
ABSTRACT We compare larval distributions of the invasive Asian shore crab Hemigrapsus sanguineus and the native fiddler crab Ucapugnax.
Ocean Commotion, a fanta-"sea" themed enormous 19-foot tug boat, will take 24 riders at a time on a swinging boat ride, gently rocking back- and-forth and whirling side-to-side - The Flying Fiddler, a giant, bright-red fiddler crab with illuminated eyes that move, fills its belly with 12 children and adults and lifts them to more than 20 feet in the air.
Changes in lipid class and fatty acid contents in the ovary and midgut gland of the female fiddler crab Uca tangeri during maturation.
Female choice in the synchronously waving fiddler crab Uca annulipes.
A fiddler crab, shrimp or even a freshwater crawfish dropped close to the large rocks that line part of this pass almost guarantees a sheepshead bite.
Studies by Hopkins (reviewed in Hopkins 2001) demonstrated an increase in circulating ecdysteroids during limb regeneration in the fiddler crab Uca pugilator after multiple limb autotomy.
This second peak was coincident with the appearance of large numbers of Z-I fiddler crab larvae (Uca spp.
These periods were chosen to coincide with expected peak density of blue crab and fiddler crab megalopae at the study site (Jones & Epifanio 1995).
A good strategy at this stage is to put a chunk of ladyfish or mullet, or a fiddler crab or black mangrove crab, on bottom and let the fish find it through scent.